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Somerset quarterback Reed Baillargeon shakes off a tackle attempt by Winneconne’s Justin Davis (21) as Baillargeon broke free for a first down in the second half of Friday’s game in Marshfield.

Somerset football team stopped in bid to reach third straight state championship game

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The pursuit of a third straight trip to the WIAA state football championships by the Somerset football team fell two points short.

The Spartans were defeated by the Winneconne Wolves 16-14 in the WIAA Division 4 state semifinal game played in Marshfield last Friday.


The Spartans played a shaky first half on offense and special teams. It was only through exceptional play from the Spartan defense that Somerset had any hopes of a comeback in the second half.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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